Martin Straka
Martin Straka
Left Wing
(STRAH-kuh, MAHR-tin)
Number: 82
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 3, 1972
Birthplace: Plzen, Czech Republic
Hometown: Plzen, Czech Republic
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on August 2, 2005.
Drafted: PIT / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (19th overall)

2008 Playoffs:
* Tied for 14th in the NHL and second on the team in scoring, registering three goals and seven assists for 10 points.
* Tied for 11th in the league and ranks second on the team in assists (seven).
* Leads all team forwards with nine blocked shots.
* Collected a power play assist on Thursday vs. the Penguins.
* Registered one goal and one assist, along with three blocked shots in 21:43 of icetime on Tuesday vs. the Penguins.
* Tallied one goal and delivered two hits on Apr. 25 at Pittsburgh.
* Recorded two assists on Apr. 18 at New Jersey.
* Notched one goal and added an assist while skating in his 100th career playoff contest on Apr. 16 vs. the Devils, and has now recorded multiple-points in each of the last two games.
* Tallied two assists on Apr. 13 vs. the Devils.
* Blocked three shots in 19:49 of icetime on Apr. 9 at New Jersey.

2008 Playoff-Highs:
Goals: 1 (three times)...Assists: 2 (twice)...Points: 2 (four times)...Penalty Minutes: 12 (Apr. 25 at Pittsburgh)...Shots: 2 (four times)...Time on Ice: 21:43 (Apr. 29 vs. Pittsburgh)...Hits: 2 (Apr. 25 at Pittsburgh)...Blocked Shots: 3 (twice)...Plus/Minus: +1 (three times).

Career Playoff Notes:
* Has appeared in 105 postseason games, registering 26 goals and 44 assists for 70 points; Has notched four goals and two assists for six points in 10 career playoff contests vs. Pittsburgh.

2007-2008 Regular Season vs. Pittsburgh:
* Has skated in 27 career regular season games vs. Pittsburgh, registering five goals and 11 assists for 16 points; Tallied two goals and two assists for four points in five games this season.

2007-2008 Regular Season Missed Game Information: 15 - Finger, 2 - Concussion.
2007-2008 Postseason Missed Game Information: None.